(Acts 19:1-2 NLT) While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, – – – – on the coast, where he found several
believers. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
√ ETERNAL LIFE.
(Romans 6:23 NLT) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
√ The HOLY SPIRIT.
(Acts 1:4-5 NLT) . . . “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
√ SPIRITUAL gifts.
(1 Corinthians 12:1 NIV) Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
(1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT) A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
√ A spiritual gift is a special SUPERNATURAL ability that God gives to each of His children, so that TOGETHER we can advance HIS PURPOSES in the world.
1. DISCOVER the gifts God has for me.
(Romans 12:6 NIV) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. . . .
(Psalm 139:13-16 NIV) For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. . . all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
• God’s design in me reveals God’s destiny for me. •
2. DEVELOP the gifts God has given me.
(1 Corinthians 14:1 NIV) Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit,. . .
(2 Timothy 1:6 NIV) For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you . . .
3. USE the gifts God has given me.
(1 Peter 4:10 NLT) God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use\Manage them well to serve one another.
—> KNOW GOD —> FIND FREEDOM —> DISCOVER PURPOSE —> MAKE A DIFFERENCE
√ I was MADE FOR THIS.